The D.C.-area’s unemployment rate jumped significantly in January, most likely as federal government workers and government contractors affected by the five week partial government shutdown filed for unemployment benefits.
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The longest federal government shutdown in history took its toll on D.C.’s revenue, but in the long-term, Amazon to the rescue?
After Metro lost about $6 million in fare and other revenues during the most recent partial shutdown of the federal government, the agency is working on plans to help riders continue using the system if there is another shutdown as soon as this weekend.
The effects ripple government-wide, with more than 60 agencies directly impacted by the December to January partial shutdown. A shutdown also impacts tens of thousands of government contractors, with staffs of their own, who experienced hundreds of millions of dollars in delayed payments.
Congressional negotiators reached agreement to prevent a government shutdown and finance construction of new barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border, overcoming a late-stage hang-up over immigration enforcement issues that had threatened to scuttle the talks.
Negotiators in Congress say they have reached an agreement in principle to fund the government and avoid another partial government shutdown.
The largest federal employees union — the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) — is telling its members to be ready for the possibility of a second government shutdown when funding runs out Feb. 15.
The outstanding issues — the level of funding for border barriers as well as funding increases for detention facilities and personnel — were not new and have long been the sticking points in the talks.
The Senate Finance Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing on the bill Tuesday. Lawmakers filed the legislation in response to the recent 35-day shutdown.
Michael Pentony, the administrator of its Greater Atlantic Region Fisheries Office, said Monday the office is “behind schedule on many, many critically important actions.”
Members of the General Assembly’s Joint Committee on Federal Relations quizzed Dayne Freeman — why wasn’t her agency able to provide unemployment benefits to federal workers who weren’t being paid?
Park rangers were once again greeting visitors at some national parks across the United States and flight operations at major airports were returning to normal one day after a partial government shutdown came to an end.
The National Mall and Memorial Parks in D.C. will resume normal operations Sunday, The National Park Service announced Saturday. The National Zoo will reopen on Tuesday, along with other Smithsonian museums affected by the partial government shutdown.
Federal workers who have gone a month without getting paid during the longest government shutdown in U.S. history expressed relief Friday that a deal had been reached to end the impasse, but are worried they’ll be in the same spot in a few weeks.
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